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1yd old with black loose stool

what can it be or what can be wrong


Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (4)
  • It's most likely a viral infection. You'll be good for tonight, just be there for your LO... no juice, no milk, just water if you can help it and pedialyte if you have it (this is what my doc said when my DD had the same problem). Then tomorrow morning if it persists, call the docs office and let them know what's going on. They may have some more suggestions, but if it's viral there's nothing they can do.

    Answer by Georgie0502 at 10:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • It can potentially be blood from the stomach. Blood usually shows up in the stool as black. It's unlikely, but I'd call the doctor to see if you should bring him/her in.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:56 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • He actually sees he's Dr tomorrow for is wellness check up so if it continues tomorrow I will mention it to the Dr.

    Comment by mommy_of_two388 (original poster) at 11:00 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Black stool could be old blood or it could be something he ate.

    Answer by Claudiomom at 2:01 PM on Jul. 15, 2010